Graduate Certificate: Global Health
About the Certificate
Through the College of Public Health's graduate certificate in Global Health, students develop the core skills and theoretical foundations they need to address complex public health issues that are prevalent in low- and middle-income, as well as high-income countries. These issue include access to basic preventive care; emergency disaster relief; maternal and child health; and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
This academic certificate is open to all students who are currently completing graduate degrees in the College of Public Health. The certificate can only be undertaken to supplement a student's pursuit of a graduate degree in the College of Public Health. It cannot be taken independently. Courses in the Global Health certificate program provide a global health perspective on the student's existing area of graduate study and a foundation for an international career in public health or health services.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years
Campus Location: Online
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate may be completed on a part-time basis.
Non-Matriculated Student Policy: The certificate program is currently not open to non-matriculated graduate students. It is structured to be completed by graduate students currently enrolled in MPH and public health-related doctoral programs or in other graduate programs at Temple. Students are permitted to take up to 9 credits of certificate coursework before applying. Those who are accepted into the certificate program may then apply the coursework completed prior to matriculation toward the certificate requirements. Matriculation is required to earn the certificate.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Fall and Spring admissions are on a rolling basis. Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in Temple University's College of Public Health or in another Temple school or college are welcome to apply to the Global Health graduate certificate program. For more information on how to apply, interested applicants should contact Natasha Benoit, Senior Academic Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-5105.
Laptop: Beginning in Fall 2020, all incoming students in the College of Public Health are required to have a laptop. Academic programs in the college are technology intensive. They incorporate statistical and database analyses; utilize specialized tools for athletic training, kinesiology and physical therapy; stream audio and video for communication sciences; facilitate online interactive counseling for social work; and foster clinical experiences and online assessments. The laptop requirement enables the College of Public Health to improve opportunities for active learning and provide greater access to specialized software and required tools in and out of the classroom, better preparing students for the workforce. Learn more about device specifications and suggested vendors. Students can use excess financial aid (i.e., funds that are reimbursed after all tuition and fees are paid) to meet student needs, including the purchase of a laptop. Scholarships may also provide funding.
Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12
|Public Health Core Course|
|SBS 5001||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|Global Health Core Course|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Global Environmental Health|
|Comparative Health Systems: Local, National, and Global Perspectives|
|Global Health: People, Planet, Place|
|Global Health Electives|
|Select two from the following: 1||6|
|Water, Sanitation and Public Health|
|Infectious Disease Epidemiology|
|Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|Critical Issues in Globalization, Sustainability, and Social Justice|
|Global Health Informatics|
|International Health Studies Abroad 3|
|Forced Migration and Refugee Health|
|Health Policy Analysis|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Additional Global Health core courses above may be selected to fulfill the elective requirements.
EPBI 5301 is a graduate-level international internship course designed to support undergraduate students in EPBI 2301 Public Health Beyond Borders. This experience is approved on a case-by-case basis.
HPM 5005 is an overseas experience approved on a case-by-case basis. Students enroll in the course offered by their department of enrollment. This elective can also be completed by engaging in an approved Master of Public Health fieldwork placement overseas.
GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum
Certificate Program Web Address:
Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ritter Hall Annex, 9th Floor (004-09)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6005
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Certificate Program Co-Directors:
Graciela Jaschek, PhD, MPH
Aimee J. Palumbo, PhD, MPH
Graduate Program Director
Resa M. Jones, MPH, PhD